One in six premises along a major route into Nottingham is boarded up. Now residents are demanding action to bring Alfreton Road back to life.
Alfreton Road is a gateway for people commuting and there is concern from many Independent business owners along the road that derelict shop fronts could be preventing passers-by from coming in.
Between Bentwick Road, in Radford, and Canning Circus there are 19 deserted premises.
Nottingham City Council has been regenerating other streets throughout the city such as Derby Road and Carrington Street.
Now those living and working on Alfreton Road want the same approach.
Dan Wrigley, owner of The Fancy Dress Bank, explained that the street used to be home to a lot of independent shops which have now gone.
Although desolate shops across the city are in decline, Alfreton Road has yet to be improved. Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio holder for jobs and growth hopes that changes for Alfreton Road are on the horizon.
Campaigners are now calling on the city council to meet with them to discuss ways to improve the area.